Govt appoints PD Vaghela as new Trai chief

Kolkata: PD Vaghela, currently secretary in the Department of Pharmaceuticals, has been appointed the next chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, replacing RS Sharma, who retires on September 30. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet “approved Vaghela’s appointment as the new Trai chairperson for a three-year period or …

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Neutrality must for platforms, app stores and devices, says outgoing TRAI chief

RS Sharma – whose tenure at the helm of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is slated to end on September 30 – further said that at a time when internet has become all-pervasive, smartphones and devices are the medium to access software, operating system, and app stores Just as …

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Trai heeds Vi request, drops RedX inquiry after telco files revised offer

KOLKATA: The telecom regulator, at Vodafone Idea’s request, has abandoned its inquiry into the telco’s RedX premium tariff plan, after the latter recently filed a revised RedX offer and removed the contentious ‘Priority 4G network’ feature and the claim of faster data speeds. “The Authority, considering Vodafone Idea’s request, has …

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VIL, Airtel lose over 59 lakh mobile users in June; Jio adds 45 lakh: Trai data

Monthly decline rates of urban and rural mobile subscription were 0.18% and 0.40%, respectively. Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) and Airtel lost about 48.2 lakh and 11.3 lakh users, respectively, in June, even as rival Reliance Jio added nearly 45 lakh customers strengthening its hold in the mobile telephony market, Trai’s …

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Digital payment companies haul up Trai, telcos for failing to curb fraud calls/SMSes

New Delhi/Mumbai: Homegrown digital payments majors such as PhonePe, Mobikwik, Infibeam Avenues, among others, have joined Paytm in criticising the telecom regulator and operators, including Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea (Vi) and Bharti Airtel, for failing to provide adequate safeguards in curbing financial frauds where customers are being targeted through calls …

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Take action against those not complying with regulations: HC to TRAI

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to take action in accordance with law against entities and persons not complying with Telecommunication Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulations, 2018. The court has given 8 weeks to TRAI to take some action on the …

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Trai asks DoT to create, maintain list of permissible/prohibited traffic management practices

NEW DELHI: The telecom regulator has recommended establishing a list of permissible and prohibited traffic management practices (TMPs) for internet access service (IAS) providers even as it recommended establishing a multi-stakeholder(MSB) body to assist the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in ensuring that net neutrality rules are followed. “The DoT may …

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Take action against those not complying with regulations on unsolicited communications: HC to TRAI

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked telecom regulator TRAI to start taking action in accordance with law against unregistered entities and those persons not complying with its regulations to curb the problem of unsolicited commercial communications (UCC). The high court warned Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) of …

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Trai moots panel under DoT to regulate net neutrality

NEW DELHI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Tuesday finalized its recommendations on net neutrality, and suggested that the department of telecommunications (DoT) form a multi-stakeholder body to ensure adherence to rules under the regime. “The role of the MSB (multi-stakeholder body) shall be to provide advice and …

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